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Tahitiki's carvings - new bone carving - 01/08/11 - page 22
Tahitiki
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Posted: 2008-03-16 10:13 am   Permalink

Hi Guys,
Jungle Trader, Benzart, TheBigT, Grog, Seeksurf, Harro, kreepytiki lounge & tattoos, Tipsy McStagger BIG THANKS for all the great feedback and praises!!!

Benella, I know you can pull this staining out, It's not as complicated as you think, it just takes times that's it.

MooneyTiki, thanks for bumping the thread!

Mustang Island Tiki, the KU is carved out of a palm trunk I found in the street. Mexican palm most likely.

The Tiki Shop, I'm not sure what you're referring too. Let me know.


Alright, this time I'm posting a small version of the big KU (3") that I carved before making the big one.
When I started working on the big KU, I did the back leg cut first, then I realize that it was a big job and that I didn't especially know what I was doing. So I decided to stop and carve a small version first to make sure I wouldn't mess up such a nice piece of palm.
The wood I used for the small KU is rattan from some leftover furniture I bought.
I don't know if any of you have carved some Rattan before but it's just like a miniature palm wood, it has the same qualities and defaults. It's also a very easy wood to carve. You guys should try it.
I saved a lot of rattan so in the future I think I'll always carve a small version first. It's fast and it really helped looking at it when I was doing the big one.





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VBTIKI
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Posted: 2008-03-16 11:39 am   Permalink

wow thats impressive never would have thought of ratan good work might try some myself thanx for the idea!!

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JohnnyP
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Posted: 2008-03-17 12:43 pm   Permalink

That is a really good idea carving a miniature first. There always seems to be someplace on a carving that doesn't quite work as expected and to work it out on a small scale would be well worth the time.


This small carving fooled me, I thought it was 3 feet tall, it is very symmetrical for such a tiny carving.


 
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Posted: 2008-03-17 1:20 pm   Permalink

Maybe it is the way it's pictured, but it certainly does look like a couple feet tall.

 
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FreddieBallsomic
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Posted: 2008-03-17 1:27 pm   Permalink

Thats comin' out great.. Look'n forward to the finished product and the start of the big guy.

 
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seeksurf
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Posted: 2008-03-17 2:41 pm   Permalink

The small model reference look great. I'm sure this guy is
going to turn out fantastic. Sure looks larger than 3"?
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Benzart
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Posted: 2008-03-17 6:51 pm   Permalink

Tok, I just looked back at your early threads and saw the most Awesome Tikis there. Man you are been around and are Good! Way Excellent good, no wonder your stuff is getting so Great! So Come on and Dive into that log pile and turn it into a Tiki Pile, I Know you can do IT!
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Posted: 2008-03-17 6:56 pm   Permalink

Super styley! Love the flow of the headdress down the back--great work. Can't wait to see jumbo.
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MooneyTiki
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Posted: 2008-04-07 2:09 pm   Permalink

BUMP...Aloha Tahitiki!Looking for some more sweet carvings my friend, Aloha, Mooney

 
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harro
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Posted: 2008-04-07 3:00 pm   Permalink

its great to see the minitiature model now, even after the success of the big one. helps us to see how you worked it all out.

Rattan huh, who'd have thought?? Great quality pics too. Look forward to the next one!


 
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surfintiki
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Posted: 2008-04-07 5:43 pm   Permalink

That is cool! I'm gonna chop up some furniture for tiki wood!

 
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Tahitiki
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Posted: 2008-04-14 7:29 pm   Permalink

VBTIKI, JohnnyP, Flat Black, Mooney, harro and Surfintiki thanks for the good praise, you guys should definitively try the rattan, it's really easy to carve and fun too

FreddieBallsomic, seeksurf and howland the miniature KU is done in big, checkout page 7, I unfortunatly I cut the leg too soon and wasn't able to do the full headrest, maybe I'll try another big one with this kind of headrest.

Mooney, thanks for the bump man, it's cool, I really like your stuff too. Primo.

Ok, for the update, here is some pict of the tahitian uke I started a while ago, it's finish, sounds great and it's fairly easy to do for a carver. I'm still "tattooing" the body from time to time. if anybody is interested i have created some plan in illustrator at 100%, let me know I can sent it by email.









I've also did another rattan carving based on a marqesan design


Progress shots:




Final tiki:







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benella
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Posted: 2008-04-15 01:36 am   Permalink



Lots of amazing stuff.
I love the tatoos on the uke.

The last tiki seems to be a small one and hard to carve but the lines of the design seem very neat. Great work.

Mahalo,

Benjamin.


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2008-04-15 05:35 am   Permalink

The little Marq is really cool. Did I hear you say "I didn't especially know what I was doing." a few posts back?? Well I think you know All too Well what you are doing and doing a Great job of too! Excellent Stuff.
And the Uke? ... Awesome Dude!
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Tahitiki
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Posted: 2008-04-15 07:51 am   Permalink

Benella, yes it is a small one, about 3" (10cm) from head to toes.
Benzart, thanks for the compliments, I'll try to post a youtube video so you guys can here the uke.
Here is one I posted with another Tahitian Uke that a friend of mine brought back from Tahiti for me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDifXI5uFx8


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